Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tuesday Trivia

For December, when everyone's mind is occupied with shopping, partying and general stress, we'll be doing Simple Trivia.

Richard Lederer, in Literary Trivia, notes that some of the best known book titles come from other literature. Can you identify the book, and author, from this snippet?

Mine eyes have seen the coming of the glory
Of the coming of the Lord;
He is tramping out the vintage
Where the Grapes of Wrath are stored.
--Julia Ward Howe, "Battle Hymn of the Republic"


Here are the answers to last week's trivia questions:
(Also from Richard Lederer's Literary Trivia)

Some people dismiss Shakespeare because all he ever did was write in cliches.... Oddly, some of the quotes we attribute to Old Will, we often get wrong!

Fill in the correct word for the famous quotation:

From Hamlet: "Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him _Horatio_" (Hamlet) (Everyone wants to say "I knew him well!")
From King John: "To _paint_ the lily" (King John) (Everyone wants to say "Gild the lily")
From The Merchant of Venice: "All that _glisters_ is not gold." (Merchant of Venice) (Not "glitters"!)
From Hamlet: "_Dog_ will have his day." (Hamlet) (Not "Every dog")
From Hamlet: "To the _manner_ born" (Hamlet) (Not "Manor")

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